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Police check businesses for alcohol sales compliance

On November 15, the Lafayette Police Department’s Youth Services Section conducted an underage alcohol buy operation.

Three arrests made at Eunice drug stashing house, five 'cookies' of crack found

Three arrests have been made in Eunice following an investigation of a crack cocaine “stash house”.

Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico at oil, gas platform

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, an oil gas platform owned by Black Elk Energy exploded and caught fire around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 16. The Coast Guard confirms the fire was extinguished roughly one hour after the explosion.

Second offense DWI driver rips out bench bolted to the wall during booking

A second offense DWI driver allegedly took police on a high speed chase through the streets of Eunice. As he was being booked for a handful of offense, he allegedly ripped a bench from the wall to which it was bolted.

Break-in at Eunice High School

St. Landry Crime Stoppers and Eunice Police Department need your help getting information about a break-in at Eunice High School.

Mardi Gras Ball schedule released

A schedule has been released for Mardi Gras Balls that are being held in the Lafayette area. Most Mardi Gras balls are private affairs, for members and their guests only.

Police: Missing woman found dead from self-inflicted wound

The body of a woman who went missing last week was located this morning. Officials believe she committed suicide.

Report: State Fire Marshal withheld information about carnival ride

The State Inspector General's Office said Fire Marshal Butch Browning withheld information about a carnival ride that hurt two teens.

LUS workers returning home from Hurricane Sandy recovery effort

After spending the last two weeks working in the snow and in difficult living situations, Mayor Joey Durel says the employees of Lafayette Utility System could not be happier to be coming home.

Extensive search for missing woman continues in Broussard

An extensive search began over the weekend for a 45-year-old woman from Eunice who has been missing for several days.